David Blackwood was born in 1941, in Wesleyville, situated on Bonavista
Bay in Newfoundland. Upon completion of his formal studies in 1963, and for the
following ten years, he taught art part time, was Artist in Residence at the
University of Toronto and most importantly, began to develop his narrative
Newfoundland etchings. In 1974 he moved with his wife Anita to Port Hope,
Ontario, where he has worked as a full-time artist ever since. In 1993, he
received the Order of Canada. As Canada's premier printmaker, he has portrayed
the distinctive culture of his native Newfoundland and has advanced printmaking
traditions developed by Rembrandt to create distinctly Canadian prints that are
sought the world over.
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